Two Arrested in Early Morning Beating, Robbery of Joppa Man

From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:

[April 25, 2013, Edgewood, MD] — Harford County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two men in connection with an assault and robbery, which occurred earlier today (Thursday) in Edgewood.

Rodney Dion Williams, 33, of 1856 Simons Court, Edgewood and Steven Michael Mack, 34, of 44 E. Bel Air Avenue, Aberdeen, have each been charged with robbery, theft and second degree assault.

On Thursday April 25, 2013 at 2:30 a.m., Kendall Norman, 50, of Joppa, reported to deputies he was visiting a relative on Crimson Tree Way in Edgewood. He was approaching the apartment when he was confronted by the two suspects who assaulted him and punched him in the face several times. The suspects then took his cash and cell phone. At the time of the reporting additional deputies were patrolling the area and located two individuals they believed may have been involved.

Mr. Norman positively identified the men as the two suspects who attacked him. Deputies subsequently recovered Mr. Norman’s cell phone and cash from the suspects. Both men were placed under arrest. Williams and Mack were transported to the Harford County Detention Center, where after their initial appearance before a Harford County District Court Commissioner, Williams was detained on $100,000 bond and Mack is being held without bail.


  1. Kharn says

    So Mr Mack was sentenced to FOUR YEARS in prison in March 2012, with all but 3 months, 9 days suspended? No wonder we have a crime problem in this state, when people only serve 7% of their jail time. At least make it into the double digits…

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    • Yup says

      Keeping criminals imprisoned is bad for business! Regardless of your thoughts on gun control, our elected “leaders” twice voted down an amendment to SB281 that would eliminate “good behavior” credits for those imprisoned. Reasons given? It’s too costly and harsh to imprison criminals for their full sentences.

      2014 isn’t far away. Time to vote the trash out!

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    • Ralph says

      Will Mr. Mack have to back up his suspended time because of a probation violation due to this crime, plus receive additional time?

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      • Yup says

        That is what’s supposed to happen, but what the judge actually does will probably be a different story.

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  2. Because says

    I have a friend in the Sheriff’s Department. He refers to this as “Catch and Release”. Law Enforcement expects this, we are required to cope with it. That and an anemic prosecuting arm that would rather ignore repeated petty crimes as a sign of repeated asocial conduct that affects the majority of us, as opposed to attractive singular high visibility crimes where they can make a name for themselves.

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  3. Not Surprised says

    Unless there are two “Kendall Norman, 50, of Joppa”, Mr. Norman doesn’t seem to have much regard for the law himself… until he finds himself the victim I guess.

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    • johndoe says

      So his criminal past gives these two thugs the right to beat and rob him? Blame the victim.

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